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Noon – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
To Hear Our Luncheon Speaker

Prof. Marilyn Sneiderman
Professor, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations  Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization

Speaking on

Organizing for Greater 
Economic, Racial and Social Justice

Powerful forces are driving our nation’s extreme economic and racial inequality, deteriorating public services, and the growth of precarious work. The Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) at Rutgers is working to confront growing inequality by strengthening and integrating the work of unions, social justice organizations, and “Alt-Labor” groups focused on organizing precarious workers.

To support its mission, the Center is actively helps organizations recruit and grow their membership, build the bench of future leaders, innovate strategies for cross-organizational campaigns, and incubate ideas for emerging movements in worker and community organizing.

Its program "bargaining for the common good" is one example. This effort expands the focus of public sector bargaining by uniting community groups and unions around bargaining demands that include broader community issues.

We at DC LERA invite you to join us at our monthly luncheon on May 25th to hear Prof. Marilyn Sneiderman, Director of the CIWO, give us a fascinating guided tour of how the Center is working to win to equity in our economy and our society.

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The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter.  Click here to read more history. 

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DC LERA President Fred Stahl presents a plaque to Past President Steve Silvia for his excellent service to the organization.

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings...

June 23, 2016
DC LERA Luncheon talk

Trade, Jobs and Wages
Robert E. Scott
Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute

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No meetings in July & August!

Missed the April meeting?
Women in the U.S. Labor Market
with speakers Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor and Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFO-CIO.
A new movement of working people is emerging in the U.S. labor market. It is more female and racially diverse than its predecessors. Women now make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, yet they still make only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.  The question of the day is whether workers can obtain the political power and economic justice that past generations enjoyed.

Missed the March meeting?
The Fight for Rights for Public Sector Workers – A Reflection on the Current State of Events with guest speaker William (Bill) Lucy, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Emeritus Click here to learn more...

Missed the February meeting?
Unfinished Business:
Men Work Family with guest speaker
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America   Click here to learn more...

Missed the January meeting?
Understanding Precarity and
its Implications for the 2016 Elections

with guest speaker
Prof. John Russo

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